Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC
TV: CW NETWORK
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-7)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) are hitting the road to Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where they will play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0). Wake Forest opens this game as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 60.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Yellow Jackets played the Ole Miss Rebels and took a loss by a score of 48-23. Haynes King finished 28/41 with 307 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 147.3 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Jamal Haynes was the rushing leader for the Yellow Jackets with 19 totes for 72 yards (3.8 yards per carry). In the game, they had 89 plays which gave them 474 yds. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ran the rock 47 different times and accrued 167 yards, which earned them an average of 3.6 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Yellow Jackets gave up 299 yards on 37 tries, which is an average of 8.1 yards per run surrendered. Georgia Tech relinquished 10 completions on 19 attempts for a total of 251 yds, and a completion percentage of 52.6%.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hold an average of 35.0 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 203.3 yards via the ground game which is 29th in the nation. The Yellow Jackets have tallied 1,540 total yards this season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Georgia Tech has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. Georgia Tech has a total of 77 1st downs, and they have been called for 5 infractions for 65 yards. They have surrendered the football 4 different times.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 118th in the country regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 33.3 PPG. They are allowing 6.4 yards per rushing attempt and 240.7 rushing yards per contest on the season. In total, they have given up 722 running yards through 3 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 593 yds which has them ranked 46th in the country. They have given up 197.7 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 55.2%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 438.3 yards per contest which puts them 116th in college football. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Demon Deacons head into this matchup 3-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Demon Deacons got the victory with a final of 27-24 against the Old Dominion Monarchs. Mitch Griffis (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 312 yds on 24/41 passing while his QB rating was 136.8. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.6. Justice Ellison carried the football 16 times for 86 yds, ending the game with 5.4 yds per carry for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons ended up finishing with 409 yards while running 84 plays (4.9 yds per play). Wake Forest rushed for 2.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 97 yards on 43 attempts. Wake Forest gave up 36 run attempts for 67 yards (1.9 yards per carry). The Demon Deacons passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 40.7%, surrendering 233 yds on 11 for 27 passing.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons average 440.0 yards per outing, which is good for 45th in college football. The Wake Forest offense has 140 yds of penalties on 13 infractions, which is 108th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. They are averaging 161.0 yards via the ground game and have run for 483 yards for the season. They have tossed 3 interceptions while losing 2 fumbles and they have been able to tally 77 1st downs. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Demon Deacons sit 51st in Division 1 with an average of 33.3 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Demon Deacons have a total of 837 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 279.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 33rd in the nation.
The Demon Deacons are giving up 20.3 PPG, which puts them 55th in Division 1. Wake Forest has yielded a total of 280 yards rushing (93.3 yards per game) and 1 touchdown on the ground so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 61 points in total. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns via the pass and 231.3 yards/contest, which puts them in 88th in D-1. The Demon Deacons defense has participated in 191 plays, which has them sitting 51st in college football. Their defense has earned 2 fumbles recovered and 5 interceptions over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -7
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